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This true-crime book from the author John Dunning is the first book I bought that makes me his loyal fan. I keep coming back for more, and agreed to some extent of his views in criminal-like triggers and prevention. It's a good book to read, you'll be surprised of how human-minds work when it comes to murder. You'll be intrigued that a woman almost on her deathbed file a report to the police about her will-be-dead situation which involves a bread jam her husband has been making for her all those ...more
After a whole year reading biographies as part of my 'wisdom year', I decided to read something truthful and yet written in fiction style crime. That is when this book came in handy. All those murders occurred before I was born, therefore before the internet age, that meant that I could hardly follow up any details of such murders. As stated by the author himself, some names were changed, especially those of witnesses or of third parties. I managed however to find information about the last stor ...more
A mildly interesting book - nothing particularly amazing, but I picked it up cheaply and it provided a little something to amuse me during breaks at work, and also satisfy my interest in forensics. The case studies chosen for this book were admittedly 'strange', credit the author for that. There was an interesting chapter discussing a women was being poisoned by her husband putting potent carcinogens in her food. He was found out, after she developed terminal cancer, but she stuck around long en ...more
Jan 15, 2016 Fishface rated it it was amazing
A great read. Well-written, thought-provoking and full of head-scratching true crime cases. If only there had been a photo section -- because some of these stories were odd enough to make me doubt they really happened.